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“Under forecasts for how global warming will affect the U.K,” Bloomberg reports, “summers are actually predicted to get drier …” Let’s see how that’s working out:
The U.K., which in June and July was beset by flooding in cities across England, had its wettest summer on record this year, provisional data show.
“We expect winter rainfall to go up and summer rainfall to go down,” Britton said. “However, we expect there to be more intense downpours in summer.”
And less intense downpours in winter perchance, despite predicting winter rainfall to increase?
Britton’s a buffoon. These morons treat the populace with contempt – they take us to be as stupid and as guillable as they are.
“Autumn forecast. The figures may yet be revised up or down…” Yeah, let’s cut our carbon whatever (meaning my paycheck) 115% based on weather predictions that may or may not be true in 3 days time.Posted by dean martin on 2007 09 01 at 03:40 AM • permalink
a soon to be announced European Union directive will re designate rain as English sunshine.
logically the sunnier it gets the drier the UK will be, even (especially?) if the locals are waist deep in the stuffPosted by eeniemeenie on 2007 09 01 at 04:25 AM • permalink
Riverfire is on here in Bris tonight.
Just listened to a load of codswallop from John Schluter, the weatherman and environmentalist, from Channel 7 which is televising the fireworks and F111 dump and burn orgy on the river.
He was banging on about carbon offsets, planting trees and buying carbon offset power from some company…
Honestly, it’s a licence to print money!
I just wish I didn’t have to listen to their drivel to see the F111 dump and burn.
And all the ad breaks seem to show climate smart, save the planet bullshit.
When will everyone else wake up?
- The director of 7s Riverfire coverage should be shot.
I didn’t see the dump and burn.
They played some crap lead into the dump and burn* and then I could see the two jets coming toward the camera, then there was music and I missed the dump and burn.
If I’d heard the jets I wouldn’t have missed it…
I can’t believe it!* some concoction of supposed radio coms from the air crews and film, which I think they’ve showed in the past.
At least I just heard the F111’s returning to Amberley.
Did you watch the coverage?
It was shyte.
What was the director thinking just showing shots of the aircraft in the sky? The whole big deal about it is that they fly low across Brisbane along the river from Mt Gravatt (I think) and light up the sky. There was no feeling of their closeness in the TV coverage.
And yes, I reckon that the whole thing was a big social pissup for the 7 ‘celebrities’, and don’t they just love to hear themselves talk?
And the music.
In a new meta-analysis, less than half of all peer-reviewed climate research papers published in the last 4 years endorse MMGW (caveat: analysis not published yet).Posted by Blithering Bunny on 2007 09 01 at 06:10 AM • permalink
As the kiddies are just getting over the longest series of winter colds we have ever experienced, we didn’t go to riverfire. But we did go out the front door to watch the F1-11s go vertical. Really cool, like something out of star wars when the x wings took off from the rebel base to attack the death star (‘cept at night, but you know what I mean). The seven year old was so excited he looked like he was about to levitate. Better than the woeful coverage on the TV.
Back on topic, the climate forecast modellers (at least the semi-ratioal ones) will tell you that the models are OK at temperatures, but woeful at precipitation (consider irony here). Doesn’t stop them making emphatic statements like that in the Bloomberg link though.
The same here in Australia, where the prognosticators say not only that droughts will be more frequent but cyclones will also be more frequent too, but BIGGER.
I don’t know how it is in southern states, but here in sunny Queensland, we need the cyclones or we have droughts. Its either one or the other – not both. We need those strong south easterly trade winds to bring the cyclones to landfall, bringing those flooding rains. Otherwise we gradually dry out. the number of east coast cyclones has been very low for the last twenty years. Here’s hoping we get a few this year.
rabidfox—lucky for us He’s only bringing out the water cluebat so far…Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 09 01 at 04:08 PM • permalink
Expect some form of qualification statement on this matter. “This of course doesn’t apply to years in which the prime root of the year is applied against the long term average glasnost index. 2007 was such a year.”